SU women's basketball coach resigns amid allegations of inappropriate conduct

AP Photo -- Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman yells to his players in the first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Syracuse, N.Y., in this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

Syracuse University women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman has resigned from his post amid allegations of inappropriate conduct from former players.

Posted: Aug 2, 2021 2:39 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2021 10:15 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse University women’s basketball Coach Quentin Hillsman has resigned from his post amid allegations of inappropriate conduct from former players.

Director of Athletics John Wildhack released the following statement Monday:

“The University has accepted Coach Quentin Hillsman's resignation. Coach Hillsman and I agreed that parting ways is in the best interest of the University, the program and our student-athletes. We wish him and his family all the best. Interim leadership for the Women's Basketball Program will be announced in the coming days.

“As previously announced, the University retained an external law firm to conduct a review of the program. That review is ongoing, and the Department of Athletics will address issues that are identified at the conclusion of the review.

“We remain focused on providing the best experience possible – one that prioritizes the well-being of all student-athletes and positions them for success in competition, in the classroom, in their communities and in life beyond Syracuse University.”

At the end of June, reports from several former players, and former team managers and staff were published accusing Hillsman of unwanted physical contact, verbal abuse, threats and bullying.

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